Tampa, FL – We never think we have enough: Time. Yet just a few hours of your time each month would make a difference for years to come for a child in foster care. If you have a few hours and want to share some hope, volunteering with Guardian ad Litem could be for you.
Volunteers with Guardian ad Litem can help a child by getting to know them and being a consistent, caring adult in their life. Letting them know someone cares offers hope. The Tampa Bay area has more children in the dependency system than any other part of Florida, children who were abused, abandoned, or neglected, and need a volunteer’s support. Foster children with a volunteer advocate often do better in school, receive more services, and find a forever family more quickly than a child without one.
“Especially after 2020, having someone to listen to them, find out their needs, and provide a voice for them in court is even more important for these children,” says Tabitha Lambert, Guardian ad Litem 13th Circuit Director. “And we offer opportunities to learn more about our program that are safe and convenient.”
Information Sessions to learn more about what volunteers do and how they make a difference in a child’s life are available via phone with either a one or one session, or a weekly conference call. More information can be found at www.galtampa.org or by calling 813-272-5110. # #